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Tiffany Studios New York "Tell el-Amarna" Favrile Glass Vase


This Tiffany Studios New York "Tell el-Amarna" vase features iridescent brown, coffee, and gold Favrile glass, with an Egyptian-inspired motif. The rounded body of the vase, in its deep, earthen brown iridescent hue, sits on a small foot of beautiful, shimmering metallic blue, and supports a cylindrical neck touched with the same shimmering blue at its seam with the body, and complete with an an Egyptian inspired zig-zag motif.


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Item #: T-13282
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 5.25" height, 3.5" diameter
Signed: 1271 L.C. Tiffany Favrile 1696
Literature: Vase with similar colors and decoration pictured in Tiffany at Auction, by Alastair Duncan, New York: Rizzoli, 1981, p. 17, #19

The Egyptian motif found here was no doubt inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany's great love of the region and particularly its Ancient aesthetic language. He traveled to this region in the world after being inspired by Mark Twain's famed text, Innocents Abroad. Tiffany not only integrated visual motifs from this region into his glass, he incorporated them into other mediums like oil painting and into the architectural layout of his home as well.